The following information will guide you in procedures for studying abroad. Find answers to general questions in our FAQ. Remember to contact an advisor if you need help. You should never feel alone in this process.
1. Determine your eligibility. To be eligible to study abroad, you must:
2. Research programs
3. Obtain approval for your program. You do not need to obtain approval to apply for Lang-sponsored programs or outside programs where credit transfer is pre-approved, but notify the Study Abroad advisor about programs you’re considering. To ensure that your credits transfer for all other programs and to ensure that you have the proper enrollment status while abroad, provide the Study Abroad advisor with your program name and a list of classes you wish to take.
4. Obtain approval to apply classes to your concentration. After the Study Abroad advisor has approved your courses for credit transfer (see the note above), you must contact your concentration chairperson for written approval if you want to apply study abroad classes to your concentration. Depending on your concentration, between one and three courses may be accepted.
5. Submit your study abroad applications by the deadline.
6. Determine financial aid options and complete a consortium/contractual agreement
7. Register for study abroad
8. Before you depart
9. Keep in touch with your advisors while abroad
10. Register for your next semester’s courses at Lang while abroad
11. Sign up for Lang on-campus housing while abroad. If you have internet access abroad, you will be able to select your room/apartment as usual during the housing lottery. The Office of Student Housing will e-mail your New School account with instructions about a month prior to the lottery period.
12. Check in with the Study Abroad advisor when you come home. Every student who participates in an international program should meet with a study abroad advisor upon returning. You can discuss your academic experience abroad, pending transfer credits, readjustment to Lang and the United States, and any other concerns. Many students return to the United States with a more global perspective and a thirst for international education, but some experience reverse culture shock. This might include
You don’t have to process your feelings alone. Support is always available from your advisors. For more resources on re-adjusting to life at home, visit our new website.
Study Abroad Office
64 West 11th Street